Ducie St Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse
A hop, skip and a jump from Piccadilly train station you'll find the Ducie Street Warehouse. Home to Native Manchester apartments, it also boasts a small cinema, event spaces, restaurant and central bar. As you'd expect for a venue that offers so much variety, it's hosts events all year round - including workshops, art installations, DJ collections, film screenings and DJ sets.
The central hub on the ground floor is the bar - it's impossible not to appreciate the hyper-modern, open-plan bar when you enter the building. Seating is mixed again offering a little something for everyone, business meeting, working freelancer, or date night. The bar leads neatly to the restaurant and terrace, which with it's open kitchen, meaning you can watch your meal being prepared if that's your thing.
The 4 sections of the menu feature plenty of holiday flavours. The team aim to work locally with their producers using potatoes from Massey Farm in Cheshire, meat from WH Frost in Chorlton and fish exclusively from Fleetwood harbour, along with the very local Manchester Smokehouse and Bread Mill. Keeping those food miles down, whilst providing the best for their diners.
As the menu offers both small and large plates, we leapt in with both feet. We nibbled on crispy salt and pepper calamari with sriracha aioli, and sampled the roasted maple parsnip hummus topped with a chestnut crumb, and served with grilled flatbread for dunking. As a treat for the cheese lovers a mini fondue for one (one with a big appetite!) with toasted sticks of foccaccia. The highlight of our second helping was the W. Frost piglets in a blanket with maple mustard sauce. Both spicy and sweet, they soon disappeared from the table. The crispy chicken gyoza, yuzu ponzu sauce with spring onion was both wonderfully crispy and soft - in the only way gyoza can be. A delicious addition to the other dishes. Finally, there was the 8 ounce aged beef picanha, smoothed in smoked butter and spinach, we twined it with the DSW Classic Mac and Cheese. A classic for very good reason.
If you have room there are a wide range of desserts, our favourite being the gooey gingerbread toffee pudding with Cheshire Farm ice cream, which manages to be both soft and light, but sticky and delicious.
To accommpany, we opted for a mix of cocktails and wine - but we have to mention the Moet champagne vending machine - definitely one for capturing on Instagram or TikTok.
For the full menu please follow the link.
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James, Keeley and Charlie For Canal St Manchester
Published: 7-Dec-2022 (6936)